Wishes Granted

Here are just a few of the over 1,500 wishes Wishes Can Happen has granted over the past 35 years!

Nick

A true sports fanatic, Nick wanted to go to the NBA All Star Game

Nick was treated to the NBA All-Star Game, Celebrity Game, Jam Session and more! Nick proudly displays jerseys and warm-ups given to...

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Nolan

Nolan and little brother Oliver are truly best friends! Close in age and big Star Wars fans, they were surprised at their wish reveal with Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper and Princess Leia. ...

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Olivia

After going through chemo and radiation for cancer, OLIVIA’S first wish request to us was to attend a summer session at The French Pastry School in Chicago because she is fascinated with baking. Unfortunately,...

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Paiten

Full of sunshine and personality, this little girl named Paiten is a real force to be reckoned with – and her illness was NO MATCH for her at all! She took all of the Ohio...

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Peter

Peter wanted to travel to Disney and Universal for his wish, but during his treatments, ran into complications that made travel difficult. So instead of sending Peter on a trip, Wishes Can Happen brought the...

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Peyton

Since being diagnosed with a heart condition, Peyton tires a bit more than he used to. His wish trip was exactly what the doctor ordered for this fine young man! Getting to enjoy...

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Rachel

Reba McEntire declares to Rachel, ""You Made My Day!""

From the time Rachel was a little girl, she called Reba her angel. When offered a wish from Wishes Can Happen, there was no question as to...

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Rakaya

There may be no truer love story than that of Rakaya and her mother, Lorie. This pair battles day-in and day-out, challenging each day to be as great as the previous. When mom learned she...

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Raya

Raya so looked forward to her Disney wish trip! After a year delay due to the pandemic she had a special send off when her favorite princess showed up to wish her a wonderful trip...

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Raythnia

Rathynia was a country girl through and through. She knew every word by heart to every country song. So when it came time for her wish, she asked us to send her to the Country...

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Ronnelle

Diagnosed with an extremely painful form of Sickle Cell that has caused this young man to have numerous hospitalizations, Ronnelle had really looked forward to taking his wish trip. When he found out he...

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Samantha

Samantha shares the dream of so many little girls her age...

...the dream of meeting the princesses at Disney. Wishes Can Happen made her special dream come true – beginning with the bright and early...

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Samantha

Samantha is an only child who has had a lifelong battle with a difficult illness. Along with her mom and dad, her wish took her to the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii! ...

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Samuel

Samuel's wish was to go to Disney for a couple of days and then travel to Clearwater, Florida, where he would visit the beach for the first time! From meeting Sesame Street characters to seeing...

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Serenity

Serenity and her family longed for a vacation together -- anything to forget the constant aches and pains Serenity has to endure day in and day out. Their goal was to just get away and...

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Shae

Shae had the perfect Ohio winter wish - GET OUT OF TOWN! She wanted to go somewhere really warm and sunny, so off she went to spend some time in a lovely house with...

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Simon

Simon's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment certainly changed the plans this teenager had. Designing a gaming computer system helped him, and he counted the hours until it arrived! Because of COVID, some parts...

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Stephanie

Stephanie's wish was for a Senior Trip/Shopping Spree!

Stephanie spent much of her high school years battling Aplastic Anemia. She had looked forward to the fun she would have with her dear friends her senior year....

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Stetson

Stetson is a little boy with an upbeat personality, always with a quick joke and a big smile. He waited for what must have seemed like forever to a little boy for his wish....

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Summer

Summer absolutely loves animals! If she could go to the zoo every day, she would. So, it only made sense that her wish was to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Sea...

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Tim

Tim is limited in mobility and so his wish was very simple.

It didn’t take him far from home, rather landed him right in his backyard with special equipment so that he can enjoy the...

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Titianna

Titianna Dreams of Becoming a Model

What's the perfect wish for a teenager who wants to become a model? Shopping and seeing the sights in New York City!

Titianna told us special places she wanted to visit,...

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Torence

Born a twin, Torence's battle began at just a couple of months old when a cancerous mass was found. The treatments were long and difficult, and unfortunately caused him to have multiple problems that he...

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Trinity

Trinity's life makes the local news and touches Justin Bieber's heart

Trinity excelled at so many things – especially school. The brightest of the bright she was. She loved cheerleading.

She loved her many friends at school....

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Tyler

Tyler and family enjoyed themselves at the Premier White Tail Resort in Ashland. Although Tyler needs round the clock nursing care, Wishes Can Happen was able to arrange this getaway. The accommodations were beautiful...

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Tzakary

Tzakary was critically injured in an automobile accident after an impaired driver struck into the car in which he was a passenger. Left in a wheelchair for the rest of his life with multiple...

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Zoe

What could be better than turning 5? Turning 5 while on your wish! Little Zoe felt like a queen for a week every where she went! With a big send-off from Moana,...

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